tropical

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bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus Abelmoschus moschatus , abelmosk , Hibiscus moschatus , musk mallow
genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers Abelmoschus , genus Abelmoschus
tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States Abutilon theophrasti , butter-print , China jute , Indian mallow , velvet-leaf , velvetleaf , velvetweed
tropical American thorny shrub or small tree; fragrant yellow flowers used in making perfumery Acacia farnesiana , cassie , flame tree , huisache , mimosa bush , scented wattle , sweet acacia , sweet wattle
mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region Acanthocereus , genus Acanthocereus
tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries acerola , barbados cherry , Malpighia glabra , Surinam cherry , West Indian cherry
acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C acerola , barbados cherry , surinam cherry , West Indian cherry
large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras Achras zapota , Manilkara zapota , sapodilla , sapodilla tree
tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit Achras , genus Achras
red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds; flesh is poisonous when unripe or overripe ackee , akee
tropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts Acrocomia aculeata , gri-gri , grugru , grugru palm , macamba
tropical American palm having edible nuts and yielding a useful fiber Acrocomia vinifera , coyol , coyol palm
stout tropical swamp fern (especially tropical America) having large fronds with golden yellow sporangia covering the undersides Acrostichum aureum , golden fern , leather fern
tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines Actinidiaceae , family Actinidiaceae
terrestrial ferns of tropical Asia and Africa Actiniopteris , genus Actiniopteris
prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled action plant , humble plant , live-and-die , Mimosa pudica , sensitive plant , shame plant , touch-me-not
tropical shrub having glossy foliage and fragrant nocturnal flowers with crimped or wavy corollas; northern India to Thailand Adam's apple , coffee rose , crape jasmine , crepe gardenia , crepe jasmine , East Indian rosebay , Nero's crown , pinwheel flower , Tabernaemontana divaricate
small genus of trees of tropical Asia and Pacific areas Adenanthera , genus Adenanthera
one species: succulent shrub or tree of tropical Africa and Arabia Adenium , genus Adenium
tropical American fern with broad pinnae; widely cultivated Adiantum tenerum , brittle maidenhair , brittle maidenhair fern
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